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  • How to Jailbreak iPhone Firmware 3.0 - PwnageTool
    This guide teaches you how to jailbreak your iPhone 2G/3G (NOT 3GS) on the 3.0 firmware using Pwnage Tool 3.0 by the iPhone Dev Team. ONLY WORKS FOR OS X.

    You can unlock your iPhone 3G AFTER following this guide by using UltraSn0w. Directions on that are here. If you want to unlock your iPhone 2G while Jailbreaking follow this guide. Anyways, lets continue.

    Before getting started, you'll need to download a few things:

    Pwnage Tool 3.0 - MMi Member Download | RapidShare | torrent

    3.0 iPhone Firmware iPhone 3G Direct from Apple (iPhone 2G Firmware is here)

    Note: Safari does not download the .ipsw files correctly - it decompresses them as soon as they're downloaded. We don't want that. Use Firefox to download the .ipsw, not Safari. Or you can ctrl+click the decompressed folder & click the compress button.

    Alright, now that you've downloaded all that, lets continue.

    Connect your iPhone to iTunes.

    I recommend you sync up first so you get your contacts, photos, mail, etc current.




    Note: restoring will remove any and all Jailbreak app settings and WinterBoard themes. bhz has a decent guide on how to back all that up here if you'd like. Otherwise, you can just redownload them.

    Once you've downloaded the 3.0 firmware and placed it anywhere (I just put mine on my desktop) (or in your Applications folder) you can open Pwnage Tool by double-clicking the icon.

    You may have OS X ask you about opening an app from the internet, don't worry about it - click Open.



    Hit OK on the Copyright screen that pops up.



    Since we're going to be jailbreaking our 3G iPhone, click that image on the left so the green checkbox comes up, and the hit the blue arrow button in the bottom right to move on.



    On the next screen, Pwnage Tool will look for the 3.0 .ipsw file. It should find it automatically (again, mine was on my desktop), and list it there. It will take about a minute to find it. Click it and hit the blue arrow in the bottom right to move on.



    Note: If you want a larger main partition (for installing Cydia apps and themes, etc), click the Expert mode and then the General icon, and increase your parition size.

    Pwnage Tool will then let you know its going to create an .ipsw file.



    Next, you'll be asked if you have a contract that would activate normally through iTunes - this is AT&T only in the US, or any other carrier outside the US that is a legit iPhone carrier who you bought the iPhone through. ''IF'' you have a legit contract with iTunes (e.g, you have AT&T or an approved iPhone carrier in another country) - say yes.



    Once you've answered those q's, Pwnage Tool will begin creating your .ipsw. This screen should be up around 5 minutes or so.



    Halfway through the creation of the .ipsw, OS X will ask you for your password. This is required for Pwnage Tool to build the custom firmware, go ahead and input your password and hit OK.



    Pwnage Tool will ask if your iPhone has been previously pwned (and still is). If you aren't sure, just hit No, that's fine. If you know for sure its been pwned and still is, hit Yes, but make sure it really is.



    Once complete, Pwnage Tool will let you know to quit Pwnage Tool, put your iPhone in Recovery mode (OR DFU MODE if you've never pwned), start iTunes, and restore with the custom firmware bundle it just created.











    Now, pull up iTunes. You should see the following message:



    Hit OK. Now, this is important - where it says Restore in iTunes, hold down the ''option'' key on your keyboard and press ''Restore'' in iTunes while holding it down.

    Note: Its very important you hold down the option key while pressing Restore. Don't forget that.

    Assuming you did that correctly, a window should pop up asking you which .ipsw file you'd like to restore from. Select the one we just created with Pwnage Tool. If you left it default, it should be sitting on your desktop and be named iPhone1,2_3.0_7A341_Custom_Restore.ipsw or something similar. Hit Open.



    iTunes will now run through its typical flurry of windows and notifications while updating the firmware.





    During this time, you'll see the nifty new progress bar on your iPhone as it restores.



    If everything went correctly, you'll see the window stating your iPhone was restored to factory settings (heh, not quite, iTunes , and you can then hit OK.



    Wait for iTunes to see the iPhone before disconnecting.

    If you'd like, you can now restore from the backup you made of your iPhone before, to get all your contacts, mail accounts, and photos back. You might wanna clear off some photos/videos/music if you had it near full to make room for AppStore and Cydia apps now.



    Congrats! That's it! You're now ready to go on iPhone firmware 3.0.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: How to Jailbreak iPhone Firmware 3.0 - PwnageTool started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 433 Comments
    1. myke55's Avatar
      myke55 -
      how. do. i. upgrade. from. 2.2, 2.28, to. 3.0....im. having. problems. someone. tell. me. please..........................
    1. reynolds8481's Avatar
      reynolds8481 -
      Has anyone else had reception problems or data problems with this? I curious if there is any bugs since I am a TM user. Great work again Dev Team!
    1. kcdot's Avatar
      kcdot -
      OK, so I downloaded the pwnage 3.0 tool, and the ipsw file (from the "Guides" section here). If you'll recall, I input nothing strange and pwnage crashed every time it'd try to build the ipsw.

      So, I am now trying it on my intel MacBook Pro. For the first time, pwnage tool is asking me for the Bootloader 4.6 file (I was wondering where that one was going to come in...). This file is not available in the Guide, and the pwnage tool doesn't ask for it on my PPC... curious.

      I let pwnage search for it on the web, downloaded it, and it built the ipsw no problem.

      Looks like pwnage on the PPC somehow skips the bootloader request and subsequently fails.
    1. welladvised's Avatar
      welladvised -
      Help!

      I ran the jailbreak procedure with Pwnage Tool, everything went fine - restored with custom firmware, restored backup....boot up iPhone and I have NO CELL SERVICE WHATSOEVER!! I'm not trying to use Ultrasn0w because I'm sticking with AT&T.

      I've now tried this atleast 3-4 different times with the same end result!

      Anyone else getting this?
    1. ishtob's Avatar
      ishtob -
      looks like my error was caused by downloading the FW through safari, i just redownloaded it with firefox and everything went fine
    1. ilildragon's Avatar
      ilildragon -
      I am about to attempt to jailbreak by 3G iPhone but I'm confused whether to update to 3.0 first and then jailbreak, or jailbreak and then update to 3.0. My iphone is currently jailbroken with the 2.0 software and have not updated. Can someone please advise. I will be jailbreaking on my Macbook Pro.
    1. wingnut73_uk's Avatar
      wingnut73_uk -
      Thank you very much,
    1. sowzer's Avatar
      sowzer -
      I did the same thing and also have no reception at all except wifi, phone isn't working;( did you find a fix for this? Help!!
    1. DirtyDan's Avatar
      DirtyDan -
      Great post Cody, thanks for the info!
    1. medic56's Avatar
      medic56 -
      i installed this very easily , thank you. but Itunes wont allow the games and apps that i had before 3.0 to be used on the phone. Is there another step that I'm missing ? Please help !
    1. brewer01's Avatar
      brewer01 -
      Stupid question time... I already have 3.0 on my 3g, do i need to download it again????
    1. santaf's Avatar
      santaf -
      Quote Originally Posted by welladvised View Post
      Help!

      I ran the jailbreak procedure with Pwnage Tool, everything went fine - restored with custom firmware, restored backup....boot up iPhone and I have NO CELL SERVICE WHATSOEVER!! I'm not trying to use Ultrasn0w because I'm sticking with AT&T.

      I've now tried this atleast 3-4 different times with the same end result!

      Anyone else getting this?
      if you jsut want to jailbreak you should use red snow instead it's a lot easier just update via itunes then run red snow it gives instructions

      Quote Originally Posted by brewer01 View Post
      Stupid question time... I already have 3.0 on my 3g, do i need to download it again????
      nope you don't to find the 3.0 you got from itunes jsut go to your home thing then library/itunes/iphone software updates find the 3.0 one
    1. medic56's Avatar
      medic56 -
      I still cannot get ITunes to authorize my apps and games after upgrade to 3.0 on the 3G. Im running a Macbook Pro with latest firmware. Any suggestions would be nice ! THanks
    1. klumsyninja's Avatar
      klumsyninja -
      Quote Originally Posted by tha5150 View Post
      my phone has went into Safe mode 3 times today and i just finished restoring it to factory. not too sure what the problem is but i will re-jb it after while and go from there.

      anyone else having this issue?
      Im haveing the same problem, my iphone is crashing like 3 times daily (at least) and going into safe mode.Also it's realy slow...

      I too will be restoring, and re-JB'ing, bit of a PITA but we'll see how it goes. I think I'll do the custom partition size to see if that helps at all.

      Any other suggestions?
    1. xSkaterOnex's Avatar
      xSkaterOnex -
      I used the Pwnage tool for 3.0, everything was fine but i was unable to unzip compressed .ipsw file since i downloaded it using Safari. Cydia and Icy loaded to my phone however i didnt have any service so i tried to restore and now im stuck with Error 1013, please help!!!
    1. santaf's Avatar
      santaf -
      Quote Originally Posted by xSkaterOnex View Post
      I used the Pwnage tool for 3.0, everything was fine but i was unable to unzip compressed .ipsw file since i downloaded it using Safari. Cydia and Icy loaded to my phone however i didnt have any service so i tried to restore and now im stuck with Error 1013, please help!!!
      put it in DFU mode and restore
    1. xSkaterOnex's Avatar
      xSkaterOnex -
      This was a 16 gb 3G iPhone btw but i tried to put in in recovery and DFU mode and nothing worked. I switched computers and used my mac pro and did a restore and everything worked out!! I suggest trying a restore on a different computer if error 1013 comes about... cheers.
    1. FreeHooch's Avatar
      FreeHooch -
      Anyone else having trouble like this? I now have no bars, can not receive messages or calls, and have no 3G network, after running redsn0w. I was previously using maybe.. 2.1 and ran redsn0w with step-by-steps.. I was told it could maybe be because I didn't load 3.0 through iTunes before trying with Redsn0w.. but either way, what do I do? Any help is much appreciated.
    1. fluffer's Avatar
      fluffer -
      this jailbreak is like safari 4.

      fuc/in awful.

      i have love for the dev team but my phone is slower than a retard.

      the thing that piss-es me off is that i dont even use winterboard, so what the hell is slowing me down?

      all i use is the essentials for JB.

      as far as i know my software is same same, but fuc*in slooow.
    1. itsjustlenny's Avatar
      itsjustlenny -
      anybody else getting a lesser battery life with this update??? im restoring now but my battery doesn't last half a day now. im having to charge it like 3 times a day, b4 this update i was updating once daily.